Meet Our Team

Michael Brewer

Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service President, Michael Brewer, is also the co-founder of License Locators, one of California’s largest liquor license brokerage firms, and California Business Escrow.  Mr. Brewer has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University, the Escrow Training Institute, the Escrow Institute, Los Angeles Escrow Association and California Association of Business Brokers. Mr. Brewer previously served as regulatory auditor for the United States Custom Service and holds a Master’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University.  He is an associate member of the California Restaurant Association, California Association of Business Brokers, the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association and the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.

Jo Lynn Vincent

Jo Lynn Vincent is the Application Coordinator for Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service and has been with the company for 11 years. She is responsible for meeting with new clients, preparing and filing applications with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, as well as, processing applications throughout the State of California. Jo Lynn earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside. Her prior experience consisted of 15 years in the legal field as a business and real estate paralegal. She has lived in the Murrieta Valley for 25 years and has two grown sons.

Jeanette Carvajal

Jeanette Carvajal joined Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service in June 2007. She was born in Florida and raised in San Diego, and has a Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Jeanette prepares, files, and processes applications for numerous clients with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and is also a Notary Public in the State of California, assisting clients to sign and notarize documents for filing. Relocating from San Diego to Menifee in 2007, Jeanette has a sixteen-year-old son, a five-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son.

Amy F. Fain

Amy Fain joined Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service in March 2008. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. She has extensive experience in the legal and development fields and has filed and processed numerous ABC applications for major hotels, restaurants, retail and drug store chains throughout California. She lives with her husband and teenage twin boys in Southern California.

Nicole Carroll

Nicole Carroll joined Alcoholic Beverage Consulting in April 2011. She was born and raised in Southern California, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego. There, Nicole also served on the Associated Student Body as the Political Science Senator as well as a member of the finance committee which oversaw the school budget.

Susanne Boeckelman

Susanne Boeckelman joined Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service in July 2013. She was born and raised in San Diego, California and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Writing from California State University of San Marcos and completed the Graduate Paralegal Program at University of San Diego. She has a legal background working as a Paralegal for a firm specializing in Employment Law and Personal Injury, as well as several years of owning her own company. Susanne processes many of our brewery and winery applications with both the ABC and TTB.

  • <strong>Neal Pekala</strong>, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels

    "Your group provides me with right balance of what is important in picking a local counsel/consultant."

    - Neal Pekala, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels
  • <strong>Amy Bergrud</strong>, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel

    “ABC Consulting is a pleasure to work with... Mike and Rhonda are experts in their field and have helped us to get ABC licenses for our multiple locations."

    - Amy Bergrud, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel
  • <strong>John Maino</strong>, President, Ironfire Brewing Company

    “Alcoholic Beverage Consulting relieved all the stress of filling out and filing of our alcohol licenses with the ABC and TTB, allowing us to focus on what we do best."

    - John Maino, President, Ironfire Brewing Company
  • <strong>Dianne Scott</strong>, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.

    “I have been working with Mike Brewer and his team for over 16 years and find everyone consistently responsive, reliable and willing to go above and beyond."

    - Dianne Scott, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
  • <strong>Harald Herrmann</strong>, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants

    “The Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service team have been instrumental in support of the growth and success of Yard House over the past 5 years.”

    - Harald Herrmann, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants